Nassim Nicholas Taleb's work in "The Black Swan" is at its most brilliant when he points out the dangers that centralized forms of decision-making produce.
In his provocative book The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb points out that human beings, and especially economists, regularly misinterpret reality.
Feb 19, 2012 to Mar 10, 2012
Young Centre for the Performing Arts
55 Mill Street, Building 49M5A 3C4 Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 2.5848" N, 79° 21' 28.89" W
SEEDS is arresting documentary theatre chronicling the four-year legal battle between Saskatchewan farmer Percy Schmeiser (Eric Peterson) and biotech giant Monsanto Inc.
Living On Purpose
From the fullness of heart, Lynn Thompson shares musings about managing emails, and the wonder of the Internet.
The Polish professor explains the creative and critical transformation she underwent after becoming a student of gender studies and describes how she encourages such growth in others.
May 24, 2011 to Jun 15, 2011
Of Swallows, Their Deeds, & the Winter Below
283 College St. upstairsM5T 1S2 Toronto , ON
Canada43° 39' 27.6948" N, 79° 24' 3.0924" W
Dialectical Naturalism, presented by the FSE, is a four week workshop series that highlights the connection between Marx's science and the current ecological crisis.
Needs No Introduction
On Feb. 4, journalist Firoze Manji walked in on Egyptian theorist Samir Amin and Mamdou Habashi, a well known Egyptian activist talking politics, and joined right in. Here's the recording he made.
Living On Purpose
Life, and death is but a dream in this conversation 15 years after a life-changing death.
Philosopher Slavoj Zizek investigates the ethical implications of charitable giving.
With the publication of his new book, The Idea of Justice, Amartya Sen announces a needed new departure in political philosophy.